I find it astounding to consider some of the things that are now possible through technology. It's hard to believe how far the world has come in a relatively short time.
I think the year was 1970 when I received as a birthday gift my first calculator. It could multiply, divide...even calculate square roots. And it had a "floating decimal" It was a bit of a luxury, costing as it did just under $200.
Now a calculator like that comes as a free trinket in a corn flakes box!
It all moves so quickly. Computers are getting smarter and smarter. Will they ever be able to think for themselves? Apparently, the answer to this question is a resounding "yes", and this bothers me a great deal.
Because when I consider the manner in which so many children in this country are force-fed information under the guise of "education", I am compelled to ask a question:
"Does it make any sense at all to develop machines that can think for themselves and people that can't?"